Our Mission!

Mar. 10, 2013

Supporting Real American Heroes and their Families. HUGS reaches out to Real American Heroes in many ways. There may be a need for temporary financial assistance, or assistance with connecting to the V.A., counseling, job seeking or making other connections necessary to "carry on". HUGS reaches out to the families of our Heroes in their times of need. If we do not have the ability to assist, we will help make the necessary connections.

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Go Jump in the Lake 2015 - Oct 18th

It's that time of year again! Start preparing now for this years 'Go Jump in the Lake'! Get your teams started, find awesome costumes to help you stand out, raise money to help your local heroes and prepare for a day of fun!

We will be having another silent auction this year, so if you have anything you would like to donate for that please let us know.

Check out the pictures and video of the event HERE

Thank you all for coming out, especially after such a chilly morning with snow! It was a great day and we are thankfull for all who showed up.
A special thank you to our heroes, and to Mark Spezio, this years honoree

Download a sponsor sheet and flyer HERE
- Registration starts at noon
- The Jump will start at 1pm
- Silent Auction will be called after all teams/individuals have jumped.

There will be food and drinks available on site, including coffee, hot chocolate, hot dogs and baked goods.

Blessing of the Bikes - June 7th

At the Salem United Methodist Church
29 W Broadway, Salem, NY 12865

Spaghetti Dinner - April 25th

"All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Dinner
SPONSORED by "The Friends of HUGS Group"
For the Benefit of Hugs for Hereos,SUMC

Go Jump in the Lake 2014 - OCT 19th

Check out the pictures from the Jump in the Lake

This years Honoree:
Vol. Firefighter of over 52 years, Floyd Linendoll, of Salem, NY passed away this past week.
His widow and children will be presented with certificates of appreciation in acknowledgment and gratitude for Floyd’s service to his community. We invite all fire depts. to come in support & honor of Floyd, his family & friends and his community.

Blessing of the Bikes - June 1st, 2014

Check out some of the pictures from the event HERE

Go Jump in the Lake !!!

October, 2013

Washington County Park, Lake Lauderdale

Location: 744 County Rd 61, Cambridge, NY 12816 - Website

Thank You to all to came out and showed your support, and to all who braved the weather and took the plunge!

A HUGE Thank you and Congratulations to our Honored local Hero Mr. Joseph Francis Lentz

Check out the Full gallery of pictures HERE - 2013 Go Jump in the Lake

Blessing of the Bikes, 6th Annual

June 2, 2013

Click HERE to see pictures from the 2013 Blessing of the Bikes


    Salem United Methodist Church

    Check out the Website

    HUGS for HEROES, S.U.M.C. is a small group within the church.